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Any time, any where, any device. Now that’s truly mobile.

Keep a Strong Job Search Game with USA.gov’s Federal Mobile Apps Directory

Keep a Strong Job Search Game with USA.gov’s Federal Mobile Apps Directory

Scoping the fed scene for the best match to apply your very formidable skillset? Use your smartphone to cast a wider net on your job search with help from the USA.gov Federal Mobile Apps Directory. Federal job hunters are no longer confined to desktop websites, so check out some of the great mobile job search apps and websites […]

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Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Web Lessons From the CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Web Lessons From the CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program

Practice makes perfect. But in the mobile world, it’s testing that makes products better. For federal agencies that have developed their own apps or mobile-friendly sites, the CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program offers a simple way to collect feedback on compatibility testing. Since the program’s inception in March 2013, eight federal mobile websites (including responsive design) […]

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IRS2Go App Provides Multi-Symptom Relief for Tax Anxiety

IRS2Go App Provides Multi-Symptom Relief for Tax Anxiety

The digital equivalent of a cool rag and a spoonful of Pepto Bismol, the Internal Revenue Service updated their IRS2Go app to provide multi-symptom relief for tax anxiety this year. IRS2Go lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. If you’re e-filing, you can check your refund status […]

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Trends on Tuesday: Top Five Trends in Mobile App Design for 2015

Trends on Tuesday: Top Five Trends in Mobile App Design for 2015

Mobile user habits are a moving target, and designers have to adjust accordingly. Creative Bloq offers their Top 5 Trends in App Design for 2015 gathered from trends in changing hardware, increasing popularity of apps and the increasingly personal nature of mobile devices. Bigger Screen Sizes. As we noted in last week’s Trends on Tuesday […]

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Read More →Trends on Tuesday: Top Five Trends in Mobile App Design for 2015

Building Brick by Brick: Ed.gov’s Website Redesign and Mobile Implementation

Building Brick by Brick: Ed.gov’s Website Redesign and Mobile Implementation

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither are website redesigns. In line with the piecemeal responsive Web design implementation trend we recently highlighted, the new Ed.gov website redesign happened in three phases. In this case, budget limitations and existing content management systems (CMSs) influenced the decision-making process. “We use three different CMSs,” said Jill James, […]

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Read More →Building Brick by Brick: Ed.gov’s Website Redesign and Mobile Implementation

Trends on Tuesday: Smartphone Growth Reaches 1.3 Billion in 2014

Trends on Tuesday: Smartphone Growth Reaches 1.3 Billion in 2014

Smartphone adoption rate continues to rise, but the screen sizes users adopt continue to evolve. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.2 million units during the fourth quarter of 2014. IDC states that this was an increase of more than 25%, compared […]

Read More →Trends on Tuesday: Smartphone Growth Reaches 1.3 Billion in 2014

Read More →Trends on Tuesday: Smartphone Growth Reaches 1.3 Billion in 2014

Focus on Nutrition with DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals App

Focus on Nutrition with DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals App

For those of us who need to get our diet under control—and keep it that way—we surely have noticed the recent explosion of health apps and wearable fitness trackers. No doubt we’ve all thought about buying one of those at $100 to $150 bucks a pop even if we didn’t know for sure exactly what it did. […]

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Read More →Focus on Nutrition with DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals App

Trends on Tuesday: Using SMS for Customer Support

Trends on Tuesday: Using SMS for Customer Support

Don’t forget, mobile first strategy can include text messaging and SMS, not just native apps and responsive Web design. Ninety percent of all SMS messages are read within three minutes of being received, according to a recent blog post on Gigaom. Paired with an average open rate of 98% (versus 22% for email) and the […]

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Read More →Trends on Tuesday: Using SMS for Customer Support

How Government will Accelerate Anytime, Anywhere Services and Information in 2015

How Government will Accelerate Anytime, Anywhere Services and Information in 2015

Innovative wearables, stronger wifi and more 3D printing have been among the many projections for the future of mobile in 2015. Whatever comes to pass, we can be certain that the anytime, anywhere user will develop new habits and desires based on new trends. Government must accelerate its customer service approach with anytime, anywhere efforts to keep up. Here’s […]

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Be a Citizen Scientist with NOAA’s CrowdMag App

Be a Citizen Scientist with NOAA’s CrowdMag App

Citizen scientists, stand up! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) improve the accuracy of magnetic navigation by tracking changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. All you need is your smartphone, loaded with NOAA’s awesome CrowdMag app. In this era of GPS and other geospatial […]

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Read More →Be a Citizen Scientist with NOAA’s CrowdMag App

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